String Relief by TAF Architects

String Relief is a range of premium chest of drawers and hook rails, designed for quality-seeking people where sustainability and design matter equally.

It’s the result of a carefully considered collaboration between String Furniture with Swedish designers Gabriella Lenke and Mattias Ståhlbom at TAF Studio.

Exceptional quality, beautifully designed, and connectable, the String Relief collection comprises drawer units in five carefully selected colour options.

About TAF 

The renowned TAF architects is the brainchild of Mattias Ståhlbom and Gabriella Gustafson. Their goal is to take common everyday items and make them unusual. They are Stockholm-based and are making international headlines within product and interior design. Their designs for Muuto and Artek are fast becoming classics.

Their work has been exhibited at MoMA in New York and the Danish Design Museum in Copenhagen.


About String Relief

The system itself consists of chest of drawers and hook rails in different dimensions that can be connected and mixed in size and colour.

Since all parts of the chest of drawers - including the back - have been designed with the same meticulous care, Relief works just as well as a stand-alone piece of furniture as it does in larger, connected groups or as elegant room dividers.

Made entirely from wood and veneered MDF, the new Relief collection can be combined according to the needs and possibilities of any room - from a single chest of drawers along a narrow side wall to a completely free-standing storage system with drawers of different heights and colours.

Unlike most chest of drawers, the back is designed to be exposed in order to be placed in the centre of a room, to act as a sideboard or to be used as an elegant room divider with integrated storage.

"The range has understated elegance and is subtle in its design. It is easy to understand how the furniture is used and it should be easy to integrate and combine in different environments and contexts. It was also important that the products in the series radiate honest and genuine materials" , says Mattias Ståhlbom, designer and co-founder of TAF Studio.

The name Relief alludes to the elegant edging, which creates a relief effect and a graphic, artisanal expression. 

Despite its outwardly "simple" design, Relief combines high manufacturing quality, intricate detailing and functionality in a way that sets it apart from similar systems.

"It is an extremely well thought-out system that fits in all rooms, and with its straightforward design enhances the expression in all environments, regardless of how it is combined and placed," says Bo Hellberg, Chief Marketing Officer at String Furniture.

A design feat is how the inside surprises with a much larger storage space than the neat exterior suggests.

In addition, TAF Studio has selected a synchronised palette of five colours - making it possible to combine different nuances for an even more personal expression, if the system is expanded. The colours are white, grey, orange, ash and beige.

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